Drinks and luxury goods group, LVMH, reported sales of €5,823m for the first half of the 2002 fiscal year, up 2% from the first half of 2001. The company said that the turnover increase based on constant exchange rates was 4%. LVMH also stated that the performance was being compared with a particularly strong first half in 2001 and was achieved in a "less favourable economic environment". The company also reported that it had achieved increases in market share in the first six months of 2002.